Student Tyler records Faryl Smith and the Virtuosi GUS Brass Band
Year 11 student Tyler Butler gained some good experience when he helped out during a recording session with the Virtuosi GUS Band and Britain’s Got Talent finalist Faryl Smith.
Faryl, who lives in Kettering, joined the band in the Academy’s theatre as they recorded 36 tracks on Friday (September 14) night and over the weekend (September 15 and 16).
The band recorded a Christmas CD featuring the music of Andrew Wainwright, the band’s Composer in Residence, which will feature Faryl on three songs.
They also recorded a CD featuring the music of the band’s principal trombone player Chris Jeans.
In about two months, when the CDs have been produced, they will go on general sale.
Director of Music Clive Wears, who plays percussion in the Virtuosi GUS Band, said: “Tyler gained some valuable experience with sound production over the course of the weekend. All this really bodes well with the purchase of our new bespoke recording studio which is now up and running. These are exciting times at Corby Business Academy for music recording and sound production.”
Tyler said: “I sat in on the recording and I learnt about the mic set ups, how to use the equipment and the desk. Over the weekend we had to set up mics, I learnt about all different microphones and the different types of microphones used for different instruments and voices.
“It was a 36 track album so we recorded for 11 straight hours. I enjoyed it quite a lot.”